Though a bipartisan group of politicians (now dubbed the “Gang of 8”) finally came together on immigration reform in January, proposing a path to legislation for America’s 11 million illegal immigrants, a fervent debate over that path, border security and immigration continues. More food for thought on the topic, from the front page of the Sunday New York Times: Long Border, Endless Struggle.
As a student, one of the biggest issues with the rise of online education that has always jumped out at me is cheating. Maybe MOOC creators, professors or policymakers don’t realize how prevalent cheating is and how taking an online course, unsupervised from the comfort of your own home is basically an invitation to, well, use outside sources that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to. But they really should. So how do you reign in online cheating? Keeping an Eye on Online Test-Takers
One of the San Francisco Chronicle‘s front page stories opens with this lede: “Of San Francisco’s 18 top elected officials, there are 13 men and five women. Among them are nine fathers – but no mothers.” Very interesting stat for such a progressive, liberal-minded city. Continue reading: No mothers among S.F.’s city fathers
In light of the many recent violent incidents in Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Sentinel ran a pro-gun control editorial in the Sunday paper. The Sentinel editorial board urges readers to not forget about gun control now that the sequester is upon us, and to continue fighting for new legislation. A must read. Don’t lose sight of gun control
Sad news for the Bay Area ice cream world. Scream Sorbet in Oakland (I’ve never been, but have heard it’s very tasty) got shut down by the health department on Friday afternoon. Apparently they’ve been operating illegally and simply don’t have the cash to stay open, among other problems. From Inside Scoop SF: Scream Sorbet founder on possible closure
And of course, the latest and greatest in depressing features on the twenty somethings’ search for a job. The No-Limits Job